African Art

Twin Figure (Ère Ìbejì)

early to mid-20th century

Wood, beads, and string

9 x 3 x 2 1/4 in. (22.86 x 7.62 x 5.72 cm)
Gift of Eli H. Newberger, B.A. 1962, M.D. 1966, and Dr. Carolyn Moore Newberger
2016.45.6
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Acquired by Eli H. Newberger and Dr. Carolyn Moore Newberger in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 1969
Gift of Eli H. Newberger and Dr. Carolyn Moore Newberger to Yale University Art Gallery in 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.